Besani /besan ki roti is chickpea flour flatbread.This gram flour chapathi is a yummy breakfast.It is crispy and full of flavor.We generally have it on the Sindhi festival of nandhi (choti)and vaddi Thadri(badi) or Saatam Aatham.However, you can make them anytime for tea or breakfast.It is a flaky bread with onions and some spices.You can also have it during travel.It is full of proteins due to the chickpea flour or besan.Any tomato ketchup or mint chutney works well along with it.Apart from besan chilla,this besan koki is wonderful filling besan recipe for breakfast.
What is Thadri? How is it celebrated?
'Vaddi Satain'(7th day after Rakshabandhan)/Vaddi Thadri or saatam aatham is an important Sindhi festival.We celebrate this festival just before Janamashtami. Nandhi Thadri comes after Nag Panchami.On both the days,we observe 'Thado' and consume cold food.
What do we do on Thadri?
This day we pray to Goddess Jogmaya or Sheetla mata for good health and prosperity. Mothers generally sing the song 'Thaar maata Thaar Mujhe bacchiyan he thaar' as a prayer to Sheetla Mata.This is to save the children from life threatening diseases like smallpox and measles.
We cook food a day early and also worship the source of fire,stove. Especially prepared are Sindhi flatbreads like Lolo,Chauthe & Besani.Apart from Sindhi lola with jaggery there are many special recipes which are eaten cold on the next day.They are sanna pakore/double fried pakode koki,dal ja parantha.We also make matho, dahi boondi, satpuras,nijji palak, etc.We also eat Dahi bade and other milk based sweets like peda,kheer etc.
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